Muuratsalo

Muuratsalo is an island in lake Päijänne, Finland. Northern part of the island belongs to Jyväskylä and Southern part to Muurame. It is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south from the Jyväskylä city centre and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east from Muurame. There are 800 inhabitants in Muuratsalo. The Muuratsalo Experimental House by Alvar Aalto is located on the island. Elissa and Alvar Aalto discovered the place for this jewel of architecture while Säynätsalo Town Hall was under construction on the neighbouring island. [1]

Muuratsalo
SataSarvinen4.jpg
Muuratsalo and Lake Päijänne seen from Satasarvinen hill in Muuratsalo
Geography
Coordinates62°06′N 25°46′E / 62.10°N 25.76°E / 62.10; 25.76Coordinates: 62°06′N 25°46′E / 62.10°N 25.76°E / 62.10; 25.76
Area11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Administration
Finland
LakePäijänne
MunicipalitiesJyväskylä, Muurame
Demographics
Population800
Pop. density73/km2 (189/sq mi)
LanguagesFinnish
An old cafe house, Ruokala
The experimental house by Alvar Aalto

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Muuratsalo Experimental House". 1996. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Muuratsalo at Wikimedia Commons